Blue Mound murder to be featured on Discovery programLUVERNE — Once again, the brutal 2001 murder of 20-year-old Carrie Nelson will be featured on a television program, due to air for the first time Monday on the Investigation Discovery show “Solved.”
LUVERNE — Once again, the brutal 2001 murder of 20-year-old Carrie Nelson will be featured on a television program, due to air for the first time Monday on the Investigation Discovery show “Solved.”
Titled “Time For Justice,” the show revolves around the murder and the efforts made to solve the crime.
“In 2001, 20-year old ranger Carrie Nelson is found beaten to death in a park office,” the Investigation Discovery website states. “The senseless killing turns into a five year long ‘whodunit?’ Investigators turn to science as they track down an elusive and unlikely killer.”
The case actually went unsolved for more than five years, until a routine DNA check in May 2007 linked a South Dakota inmate, Randy Leeroyal Swaney, to the murder. Swaney was sentenced in 2008 to life in prison. Within months of the verdict, which came in moments before midnight on August 14, 2008, Swaney had filed an appeal. That appeal is currently stalled in the Minnesota Appellate Court system. Other than correspondence noted in March 2010, there has been no movement on the appeal since November 2009.
This is not the first time the Rock County homicide has been featured on TV. In April, the case was highlighted on an episode of Forensic Files on TruTV.
Availability and air time will vary by area and TV provider, so check local listings.